Thank you for stopping by and visiting us. Our mission is to provide you the most advanced diagnosis and treatments for Retina and Vitreous eye diseases. The practice opened in 1993 and has been going strong ever since. We are affiliated with East Carolina University School of Medicine and Vidant Hospital to provide surgery and consults as needed.
East Carolina Retina Consultants, as the premier retina and vitreous surgical and medical practice in Eastern North Carolina and the Southeastern United States, strives daily to provide unparalleled patient care through the research and execution of modern and effective procedures by a highly-skilled staff committed to establishing a mutual trust and rapport with each patient.
We make treatment recommedation based on the best medical knowledge available at this time modified by the experience of the treating physician and the information obtained from the patient. It is then run through a simple question that most patients have: “Ok doc, if this was your eye, what would you do?” We follow the golden rule of medicine: do unto others as you would have done to your self under the same situation.
Contact and Emergencies
Please call if you have eye problems that need help (252) 758-2402. After hours emergency care is provided though the ER at Vidant as there is always an ophthalmologist on call that is available. If you are having a general medical emergency, call 911. The Vidant Hospital Emergency Room: (252) 847-1985.
What Patients Say
“Very satisfied! He is the best.” (Dr. Van Houten)
“Everyone from the front door to the exit door were so nice and concerned. Pleasant experience.”
“High level of confidence in Dr. Van Houten’s medical skills, easy to relate to and an all round people person. Very good & confident at what he does. Thank you.”